Roof coatings are more of a necessity nowadays, especially with the increasingly erratic weather patterns and temperature fluctuations. However, the timing of the application can influence the level of protection provided by the coating.
Scheduling the coating applications during the days with the most ideal conditions can not only influence the coating’s level of protection but also help quicken the application itself. Enchantment Roofing, the best roofing constructor in the state, lists what the most ideal conditions for roof coatings are below.
Certain types of roofing coatings are more suitable for certain types of climates. Acrylic roof coatings, however, are an exception, being suitable for most climates. It would be better to apply this type of coating during the warmer months, as it needs to be applied at 50°F or above and snow or ice can interfere with its application.
In general, the best time to apply roof coating is during the afternoon on a sunny day. This gives the roof the chance to warm up before the application, improving the cure rate. The warmer the temperature, the faster the coating’s cure rate.
These temperature requirements might place homes in colder climates at a disadvantage, but thanks to modern technology, roof coatings can be applied even at low temperatures. For optimal results, consult your local residential roofing company about which type of coating is best suited to your neighborhood’s climate.
Besides, homes in warmer climates don’t necessarily have the advantage. Take for example coastal homes; the humidity and strong winds near the sea can interfere with the coating’s application. In particular, humidity shortens the application window for certain types of coatings, like acrylic coating.
Given all the factors that need to be taken into account when choosing and applying roof coatings, you should only hire a qualified and experienced contractor.
Enchantment Roofing is a family-owned commercial roof repair service company with more than two decades’ experience. To get a free estimate, call (505) 780-4616 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Santa Fe, NM.
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